23 September 2023
Way too much artistic work has been stolen. NFTs, however, are only getting underway, and their applications extend well beyond the arts, as stated by Sandra Ro, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council. Ro gave us an insider's look into our future at the TNW Conference in 2022. Although she did highlight several promising commercial prospects, her proposed remedies to the problems were not very convincing.
What Do You Mean By NFTs?
Tokens that cannot be exchanged for other tokens are known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and are often developed using the same sort of code that is used to build s. Such digital assets use blockchain technology, which is a distributed ledger. Unlike other assets, they cannot be traded or swapped for one another. Similar to the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum.
NFT Art to Digital Injections
Sandra highlighted the meteoric rise of ownership of NFT collectives, which allow for the verification of ownership of any social or physical object via the use of a digitally recorded transaction. Despite the industry's inherent disorder—as with every innovative concept, she says—the true value lies in the verifiability of each individual token as well as the potential to "inject economics" into the system. She provided an illustration of fractional ownership and frictionless trading. To illustrate the latter, consider the sale of a token reflecting a year's membership to a sports club by a person who could no longer plan to use it.
That's really not a terrible thought. In several regions, it is quite difficult to terminate a yearly agreement. If this streamlines procedures like the three-month notice requirement in Germany for contracts signed before January 2022, then the support will be there wholeheartedly. However, NFTs may be used as a catalyst for wealth creation in ways much beyond simple participation transactions.
NFTs Bring Sports Fans Close to Action
Ro elaborated on the possibilities for fan interaction opened up by NFTs, including exclusive perks like VIP access and the chance for brands to increase loyalty among their audience. Ro claims that one may amass considerable wealth by participation in sports as well as Non-Fungible Tokens. Generally speaking, Ro Sandra tends to agree. An integral element of being an avid sports fan has always been collecting memorabilia. Stadium sports provide a far more difficult environment for NFTs due to the large number of middlemen as well as the fact that the industry still is finding its footing in this area.
High-tech fan applications for everything from concessions to transportation, as well as sports commentaries as well as player connection through wearable gear, are now commonplace in today's modern sports arenas. It seems like a lot of effort to get various verticals to cooperate with each other when they've already had things working in an existing app. To move from bros and early adopters to popular apps that unite large, diverse groups, how do we get there?
Would NFTs Go Mainstream?
Sandra also thinks there's hope for DAOs with a purpose, and he uses Ukraine as an instance. The Metahistorical NFT Museum, a blockchain-based record of the Russian intrusion of Ukraine, was just opened thanks to the efforts of the Ukrainian government's Ministry of Digital Transformation. Many people are also raising money for Ukraine via the sale of NFTs. She believes that although most individuals have good intentions, they fail the online auditing abilities necessary to reliably discern between genuine and fake accounts. In addition to fraud, there is the obvious high carbon footprint of currencies and the security issues that have afflicted them.
Plenty to Worry About
Sandra noted that there has never been a successful breach of the Bitcoin network. She does, however, acknowledge the tremendous energy costs associated with maintaining that level of protection. What else are you willing to accept in your life?" she said. in reference to deciding between using currencies that are safe and having a small carbon imprint. She also admits that dishonest people will always exist. In addition, it might be difficult to balance safety with creativity while erecting barriers. She acknowledges that there is a very specific socioeconomic level that doesn't have the greatest desire to generate wealth, but she argues that this may be mitigated by further restrictions that restrict NFT ownership to these individuals. For some applications, she thinks NFTs have potential. She is less certain, however, that we will see widespread implementation or acceptance of this method of creating riches.
The majority of the identical individuals are growing wealthy, and she has only seen a few interesting exceptions. JDL Street Art, a muralist, is one such example (also at the TNW conference). In 2018, she set a record by selling artwork for €2.9 million in currencies; she gave away a third of that amount to donation. But all movements must have a beginning. Although she has her doubts that the NFTs' primary goal of reconciling the digital as well as actual sectors will be realized, she believes that this is still a very possible possibility.
Disclaimer: The author’s thoughts and comments are solely for educational reasons and informative purposes only. They do not represent financial, investment, or other advice.